A good way to plan a season is to prioritise your races as either A, B or C depending on their importance:
- ‘A’ races are the events that you’re most highly motivated for - the ones you really want to succeed at. These are the focus of all your training and preparation. Before these races you should do a few race-simulations and practice events. You should aim to peak for these.
- ‘B’ races are events you’ve entered that want to do well in, but they are not the focus of your entire season. It helps if you’ve done some race-simulations before these. You would not always expect to peak for these.
- ‘C’ races are low-key events that you do for fun or simply as training for your A and B races. You would not focus your training on these races. They provide a great opportunity to gain confidence and practice race skills. Do not waste too much mental energy critiquing your performance after these events. Use them sparingly so that you still have enough energy to train throughout the week.
Allow time for good time recovery depending on your race distances, let us know if you need specific help with support on how to fit in your races.